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Creative director Gary Carr has left Lionhead

Long-term employee Gary Carr has departed Microsoft-owned UK studio Lionhead. GameSpot reports that Carr was until recently headed up an eight person team in charge of new IP development. He had been with the company for 12 years. We can confirm that Gary Carr, who played a lead role in …

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Gameloft Tokyo hit by layoffs

Scores of developers have reportedly been laid off at Gameloft Tokyo. Gamasutrareports that the layoffs have been made just weeks after the studio released its first game, mobile puzzle RPG Magna Memoria. The game’s poor performance is believed to be the cause of these job cuts. Up to 80 employees …

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Capcom UK boosts team ahead of Street Fighter V

Capcom has made two new hires. Brian Ayers joins as brand manager and is working on Street Fighter V. He has previously worked at Cake PR where his accounts included Xbox and EA. Prior to that he spent seven years at Konami, where he progressed all the way up to …

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More job losses at Rovio as 260 positions are axed

Rovio will lay off up to 260 staff as it aims to completely restructure the firm and reinvigorate its falling revenues. The redundancies will apply to the entire organisation. This excludes employees working on the upcoming Angry Birds Movie. Rovio CEO Pekka Rantala said in its current financial condition, the …

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Smedley leaves Daybreak for good

John Smedley has left the studio formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment. It was announced last month that the executive had stepped down from his role of CEO, with the plan apparently being for him to take some time off before transitioning to a different role” within the company. However, …

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Two more join Hocking in Amazon Game Studios exit

Clint Hocking isn’t the only high-profile member of Amazon Game Studios to leave the developer. It was reported yesterday that Hocking, who joined the then growing studio alongside Portal lead Kim Swift in April 2014, has now left the company. GameSpot reports that two other big names have also exited …

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Promotions at Nintendo UK

Nintendo’s UK office has made a number of promotions. Parham Shibaie rises to head of operations for the UK and Ireland, and will be reporting directly to UK GM Simon Kemp. Shibaie joined Nintendo in 2006 as a finance and trade analyst, before being promoted to customer services manager in …

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Former EA exec Frank Gibeau joins Zynga

Frank Gibeau, an EA veteran of nearly 25 years, has joined mobile gaming company Zynga. The former EA executive VP has been appointed to the publisher’s board of directors.Gibeau left EA in May this yearafter more than two decades with the company. Zynga has the products, the people and the …

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New senior execs for Multiplay

There have been two new additions to event firm Multiplay’s senior management team. Andy Smith joins as director of events with a wealth of experience in the sector, having managed a variety of events at the Ricoh Arena, where Multiplay events are held. He was also general manager for Compass …

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More jobs go at Eutechnyx as 22 head to ZeroLight

Auto Club Revolution developer Eutechnyx has lost more staff to its sister firm ZeroLight as the studio continues to restructure. ZeroLight is a company that specialises in 3D visualisation – primarily for the car industry, creating virtual showrooms to demonstrate cars to potential buyers. 22 new jobs have been created …

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